Responding to changes in the market, many combined cycle plants are seizing new opportunities by adapting their operation to run more flexibly and at lower loads than the original design intended. In a recent article in Power Magazine Tetra Engineers David Moelling, Peter Jackson and James Malloy outline some of the challenges that plants must face to ensure the long-term integrity of the steam cycle.
Tetra Engineering supports plants across five continents in overcoming the engineering difficulties associated with flexible / low-load operation of HRSGs, Power Piping to the Steam Turbine or host processes, as well as the condenser. Our services include assessing the performance and degradation impact of flexible service which feeds into setting appropriate inspection intervals for different components and developing the associated inspection plans.
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